Tag Archives: educational

New Amazon Alexa Skills now available!

8 Nov
2018

This Jesus Said skill features a large assortment of verses from Jesus in the Bible. Features verses from the books of Matthew, John, Luke, Mark, Revelation & more. In certain editions of the Holy Bible these would be also known as the “red text” which is believed to be the words spoken by Jesus. The verses within this skill were pulled from the King James version of the Bible. Take care! Enjoy!

 

 

This Alexa edition version of the highly downloaded Quiz of Medicine & RX Quiz of Pharmacy apps focuses on indications for the top 100 drugs in the United States. Within this skill are questions that ask the user which medicine is used for a particular indication(s). After each question the skill presents you with four possible answers, with one of the answers being correct. Simply reply to the question at any time with the answer number that you think is correct. Quiz of Medicine Indications is a neat & quick educational drug indications trivia game that features questions for the top 100 drugs used in the United States. It’s for pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, nurses, doctors, and anyone else who’s interested in furthering and/or refreshing their knowledge of which medicines are used for specific indications. Enjoy! Take care!

 

 

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New Release: Word Owl’s Word Search – Christmas Edition

20 Dec
2013

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Available on the Apple, Amazon, & Google Play App Stores!

Word Owl’s Word Search – Christmas Edition is a big, jolly and colorful word search puzzle. This Christmas Edition of Word Owl’s Wordsearch features over 100 Christmas holiday related words, big and small. This app can be used as an educational tool and/or just for fun. The words in the word search are displayed forwards or backwards, and they can be found vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. For an increased challenge you can turn the “Show Words” option off and seek out holiday related words in the word search. If you need help when the Show Words option is off you can press the Hint button, and the words on the left that need to be found will appear for a few seconds.

  • Big, bright and bold colorful HD graphics
  • Over 100 different Christmas holiday words
  • 8 words to find per puzzle
  • Different backgrounds & letter colors
  • Educational and fun

Merry Christmas!! Happy Holidays!!

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Word Owl’s Wordsearch: Kindergarten Edition now on iOS for iPad

15 Nov
2013

Word Owl’s Wordsearch: Kindergarten Edition is now available on the Apple iOS App Store for iPad! I was previously unable to release this app on Apple due to an issue with iOS 7, but that issue has been resolved so now it’s available.

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Word Owl’s WordSearch is a neat, big, and colorful word search for children. This Kindergarten Edition of Word Owl’s Wordsearch features over 100 sight words for children in or around Kindergarten. These words have been gathered from numerous sight word lists provided by real Kindergarten classes in different schools. Help your kid learn and retain several words while having fun! 

√ Over 100 different sight words 
√ 10 words to find per puzzle 
√ Customizable letter and background colors 
√ Sharp colorful retina resolution graphics 

(Sight words are commonly used words that children are encouraged to memorize as a whole by sight, so that they can automatically recognize these words when they see them without having to use any distracting strategies. Sight words account for a large percentage of the words used in literature for children. One advantage for children being able to recognize sight words automatically is that the child will be able to identify the majority of words in a book before they even attempt to read it. When the child is able to do that they’ll be able to concentrate on the meaning and comprehension instead of trying to figure out the word.)

New Release: Word Owl’s Word Search – Kindergarten Edition

8 Sep
2013

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Word Owl’s Word Search is a neat, big, and colorful word search for children. This Kindergarten Edition of Word Owl’s Word Search features over 100 sight words for children in or around Kindergarten. These words have been gathered from numerous sight word lists provided by real Kindergarten classes in different schools. Help your kindergartener or soon to be kindergartener learn and retain several words while having fun! 

√ Over 100 different sight words 
√ 10 words to find per puzzle 
√ Customizable letter and background colors 
√ Sharp & colorful high quality graphics 

(Sight words are commonly used words that children are encouraged to memorize as a whole by sight, so that they can automatically recognize these words when they see them without having to use any distracting strategies. Sight words account for a large percentage of the words used in literature for children. One advantage for children being able to recognize sight words automatically is that the child will be able to identify the majority of words in a book before they even attempt to read it. When the child is able to do that they’ll be able to concentrate on the meaning and comprehension as they read without having to stop to figure out the actual word.)

 

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Professor Piggy Bank 1.1 iOS Update

15 May
2013

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√ Universal build! Professor Piggy Bank is now optimized for the iPod Touch, iPhone AND the iPad! All-in-one app! 

√ Overall performance improvements.

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Nook Developer: 8-Bit Avrin

8 Mar
2013

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It’s official……..I’m now a part of the Nook(Barnes & Noble) App Store! Earlier today Professor Piggy Bank and Jumbo Egg Hunt became available for Nook tablets. They’re currently supported by the Nook Tablet, Nook Color, and Nook HD/HD+ Tablets. The Nook tablets run on an Android OS similar to other tablets that I’ve developed for. I already had an Android build of Professor Piggy Bank & Jumbo Egg Hunt ready so porting those apps over didn’t take long at all. After completing all of the meta-data I just had to change a link within the apps and they were ready. 

Jumbo Egg Hunt 2 is currently under review for the Nook App Store. I submitted it after the other apps were approved so hopefully it will be available soon as well. The process for publishing apps on the Nook App Store is set up differently than the other app stores so I wanted to go through it completely with those two apps before I submitted my newest one. All of the app stores have their own submission differences, but two of the main differences on this app store were the first initial step and the final review process.

In order to publish apps on the Nook App Store you have to first become a “Qualified Nook Developer.” In order to become one I had to fill out some specific info and answer questions that resembled those of an interview. After I was approved I went through the same steps like the other app stores in regards to adding age ratings, descriptions, screenshots & etc. Then came another new part, I had to submit the app for meta-data approval before uploading the APK app file. After the meta-data was approved I uploaded the APK for technical review. After it passed technical review it went through a business review. Then after the business review was passed the app started the publishing process for the app store itself.

However, for Jumbo Egg Hunt 2(my third submission) I didn’t have to wait for meta-data to be approved to upload the app file for review so I’m not sure if that step still exists. There’s a lot of informative information about the entire process on their website so I was never confused or stuck on anything though, plus I guess I have a good deal of experience when it comes to submitting apps and whatnot. Overall it didn’t take that long to get an app published on their app store for me. I started the process in the middle of February off & on and I didn’t run into any errors or rejections.

I like the clean presentation of their app store and the Nook devices themselves are very nice. They also seem to have a nice casual & educational market/audience overall, and several of my apps fit very well into those categories. I look forward to making more of my apps available for Nook tablets in the future. Since my final app builds for Nook are similar to those for the Kindle Fire, I’ll probably try making some if not all of my apps available on the Nook App Store concurrently with my Amazon releases. Apple, Amazon, Google Play, Windows, and now Barnes & Noble………bringing the total number of app stores I’m on to five! A big THANK YOU to all of the companies that are distributing my apps. I think those are enough for now……..time to put all of my app focused occasions back into the apps themselves.

Now Available as a Nook App

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Professor Piggy Bank: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/professor-piggy-bank-avrin-ross/1114781609?ean=2940147113417

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 Jumbo Egg Hunt: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jumbo-egg-hunt-avrin-ross/1114781613?ean=2940147113455

The link to all of my apps available for Nook tablets will be at: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/avrin-ross

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New Release: Professor Piggy Bank

2 Feb
2013

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Professor Piggy Bank is a fun & educational app featuring the four major coins used in the United States. It’s a great app for younger children or somebody new to the U.S. to use to learn about coins while having fun. With this app you can learn about coins, save money by putting coins in a piggy bank, play a game, count money, and take a quiz. This app has four different modes; PLAY, SAVE $, LEARN, & QUIZ……..

In PLAY mode the object of the game is to bounce the piggy up and collect coins while avoiding blocks and falling down. This mode features two control options so you can either Tilt the device to move the piggy left & right or select Touch for on-screen arrows. The results screen at the end of each game also shows you how many of each coin was collected and the total values.

In SAVE $ mode, you can add coins to the piggy bank and it shows you how much money you’ve saved. So when you add coins to your real piggy bank, just open up the app and add those same coins to this piggy bank. It’s a great tool for keeping up with how much you’ve been saving, and it can be emptied if you decide to empty your piggy bank.

In LEARN mode, you can learn about how much each coin is worth, how they look on the front and back, and various other information. In QUIZ mode, there are several different questions with multiple choice answers. The questions can be simply asking you to tap on a specific coin or even figuring how many coins it takes to equal a certain value. Both LEARN & QUIZ modes have voiced dialogue for auditory learning, but it can be turned on or off in the settings.

Professor Piggy Bank is great for basically all ages! Save money and have fun while learning! Teaches kids the basics of the four main U.S. coins, and incorporates mathematics with addition and multiplication of coin values for older children.

√ Four awesome modes: PLAY, SAVE $, LEARN, & QUIZ

√ Sharp, colorful, high quality graphics

√ Real coin sound effects and cheerful audio

√ Voiced dialogue in LEARN & QUIZ modes

√ Settings: Control: Tilt/Touch, Music On/Off, Sound FX On/Off, Voice On/Off

√ Ten 100 point Game Center achievements for a total of 1000 achievement points

Christmas Time on Amazon

17 Dec
2012

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Both of my Christmas holiday themed apps, Light Up The Tree! and Gift Wrap Difference, are now available on the Amazon app store! Light Up The Tree! has been available on Amazon for the past couple of weeks, but Gift Wrap Difference was just approved today!

Light Up The Tree! is a festive tapping game where you have to turn on the Christmas tree lights and try to keep them on. It features three different game modes that also incorporate numbers & colors, which adds an educational element. Gift Wrap Difference is a spot the difference game filled with holiday joy. It features over 50 difference levels constructed from 20 different festive wrapping papers. Enjoy! Happy Holidays!